School Seminars and Colloquia

Surface bundles with genus two Heegaard splittings

Geometry/Topology Seminar

by Dr. Jesse Johnson


Institution: University of California Davis
Date: Mon 11th September 2006
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: It is fairly straight forward to construct examples of surface bundles of arbitrarily high genus that allow genus two Heegaard splittings. I will describe a class of surface bundles in which the existence of a genus two Heegaard splitting can be seen relatively easily from the monodromy map. I will then outline a proof that these are the only surface bundles with genus two Heegaard splittings.

For More Information: Lawrence Reeves email: L.Reeves@ms.unimelb.edu.au